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Autumn Term 2 Hawthorn Class newsletter

This term in English we will be finishing reading ‘Stay where you are then leave’. Most of our work will be based on this book, which will include description, explanation text, chronological reports, instructions and persuasive writing.  The children are really enjoying the book and the writing they are producing reflects this.

In SPAG we will revise parts of a sentence; how to punctuate speech; semicolons; synonyms and antonyms; verb tenses and apostrophes.

This term in maths we will learn how to divide – long (year 6) and short division; how to solve problems including all operations; looking and interpreting line and pie graphs; averages as well as perimeter, area and volume.  Each fortnight there will be a tables test. It is imperative that your child knows their tables to 12x (multiplication and division facts)

Our topic this term continues to be the WW1 and obviously there will be Remembrance week when we will find about the casualties of the war from Benenden.  We will find out about when and how the war ended. We have arranged for a WW1 Tommy to come in to talk to us. We will then start a shorter topic on WW2, concentrating on evacuation and the Battle of Britain.

Other important information:-

PE – Fridays and swimming on Thursday.

Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit and a coat every day as we try to get the children outside at break times if we possibly can.

Maths homework is set on Monday or Tuesday to be in the following Monday. English is set on Friday to be in the following Thursday. We are quite strict about homework being in on time as we believe that this will set them in good stead for secondary school. There may also be science homework set by Mrs Hutchings.

However, their most important homework is to learn their tables up to 12x12 and read at least 3 times a week – preferably to an adult who will question them about the text.



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